Capsomere

A small protein molecule that is the structural and chemical unit of the protein coat (capsid) of a virus.
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Capsomere

The capsomere is a subunit of the capsid, an outer covering of protein that protects the genetic material of a virus. Capsomeres self-assemble to form the capsid. Subunits called protomers aggregate to form capsomeres wharious arrangement of capsomeres are: 1) Icosahedral, 2) Helical, and 3) Complex. 1) Icosahedral- An icosohedron is a polygon wit...
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capsomere

(from the article `virion`) ...by exposure to fat solvents such as ether and chloroform. Many virions are spheroidal—actually icosahedral—the capsid having 20 triangular faces, ... The protein capsid provides the second major criterion for the classification of viruses. The capsid surrounds the virus and is composed of a finit...
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capsomere

Synonym for capsid ... A protein coat that covers the nucleoprotein core or nucleic acid of a virion. Commonly shows icosahedral symmetry and may itself be enclosed in an envelope (as in the Togaviridae). The capsid is built up of subunits (some integer multiple of 60, the number required to give strict icosahedral symmetry) that self assemble in a...
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